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Lost Command (1966)

Anthony Quinn , Alain Delon , Mark Robson  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan, Maurice Ronet
  • Directors: Mark Robson
  • Writers: Jean Lartéguy, Nelson Gidding
  • Producers: Mark Robson, John R. Sloan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2002
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000066C6H
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,243 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Academy Award(r) winner Anthony Quinn gives one of his best performances as Lieutenant Colonel PierreRaspeguy, a hardheaded officer determined to become a hero at any cost in this dramatic war saga. After Lt. Col. Raspeguy leads his defeated and humiliated French army out of Indochina, he learns that he's been relieved of his command. He gets another chance to prove himself when he meets and fallsin love with a French countess (Michele Morgan), who finagles a new position for him in Algeria. There, Lt. Col. Raspeguy persuades two wartime buddies to join him in shaping up a ragtag unit. Eventually he is forced to confront an Arab terrorist (George Segal) attempting to oust the French from Algeria. Now, in his desperate struggle to achieve victory, Lt. Col. Raspeguy launches a bloody battleagainst the terrorist rebel forces. With strong technical merit and outstanding performances throughout, LOST COMMAND vividly illustrates man's inhumanity to man... for the sake of personal glory.

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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump into combat, lead men and defeat insurgents August 19, 2000
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A lone C-47 aircraft flying high overhead.
Stand up! Hook up!
Red light buzzes.
Green light, GO!
As you jump into the surrounded French position of Dien Bien Phu with Aliane Delon, George Segal and the characters French Commando Jean Larteguy created in "The Centurions" and "The Praetorians"---you experience the mood and the feel of a desperate battle gone wrong. As they land to desperately reinforce the abandoned outpost, they meet Anthony Quinn's Raspeguy--his best movie role--a legendary figure modeled after Col Marcel Biegard to include his pipe---who keeps the men together and out of the prison camps by personal humanity and leadership-by-example. Its too bad Larteguy's books are out-of-print--you should read them as companions to the film, which differs in some details to keep you guessing. There is even a romance to keep the females interested with the dashing Delon and sexy Claudia Cardinale (WOW).
This film is simply a masterpiece and must-see for every American in uniform or who ever wants to serve. Its our guide of how a fighting force should be--a force of esperit de corps, yes, but a force that THINKS. After Raspeguy's "lost command" in Indo-China, he reflects and decides to surround himself with bright, innovative young officers and to learn from his experiences. He realizes that men will fight for an identity reflected in a piece of head gear---I love how in the book, Raspeguy says that if he had been Jewish, he would have made the cursed yellow Star of David the Nazis used to march Jews to the death camps, his unit's insignia of honor--to embrace it---to turn its symbolism on its abusers--to fight for and make it a symbol of honor and courage.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Combat Classic on DVD July 21, 2002
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Very good film released in 1966 based on Jean Larteguy's novel "The Centurians" with Anthony Quinn portraying the main character Lieutenant Colonel Raspeguy. The film opens with Raspeguy and his paratrooper battalion fighting to the bitter end at Dien Bien Phu in Indo China. Raspeguy with his surviving officers and soldiers are interned by the Viet Mihn forces and repatriated back to France. Raspeguy loses his battalion, but later obtains command of the 10th Paratrooper Regiment that is activated for battle in Algeria against Arab guerrilla forces fighting for independence. Raspeguy recruits his trusted veterans and they train the regiment with lessons learned from their experiences in Indo China. Raspeguy is the typical maverick; a hardcore soldier who runs operations his way. His unconventional methods for weeding out terrorist factions and insurgent forces causes friction with the French senior command and government administration. He suffers a setback after his soldiers commit atrocities against local villagers in an area where several comrades were ambushed. Raspeguy is under investigation and faces a second relief from command and possible imprisonment. Victory is his key to success and he pulls out all stops to defeat the terrorists and a large insurgent force led by one of his former officers who defected from France.

Overall it's a very good film and an interesting subject with French paratroopers fighting guerrilla forces in Algeria. Good action scenes on small unit combat, though tame by today's movie standards. The DVD release is finally here and an excellent deal considering its previous VHS edition was expensive and of average quality. The DVD's imagery is sharp and clear, in letterbox format, and sound is significantly improved.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another look at the Lost Command June 18, 2000
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The film is an excellent adaptation of Jean Larteguy's pivotal novel "The Centurians" which was written just after the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu and during the Algerian war. It is NOT about a unit of the French Foreign Legion, but rather about a newly-formed French Colonial Parachute Regiment. The events described in novel and film are modeled after those of a famous officer of the French Army named Bigeard who went on to a lengthy career in the French service. The important aspect of this history is that it led up to a defacto mutiny of several key elements of the French Army. The film catches the bitterness of French soldiers who gave their all in a lost cause and the book was almost required reading for our own Special Operations people in the early days of the Vietnam war. An excellent film.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Anthony Quinn, The All Purpose Ethnic! October 17, 2002
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This is a surprisngly good movie with Anthony Quinn, the all purpose ethnic! I say this because he has been used to play everything from American Indians to Arabs over the years! Here he plays a fairly conventional character modeled after the actaul charasmatic Marcel Biegeard, a French paratrooper. I would concur with the other reviews that its one of Quinn's better roles.
The movie has plenty of action taking the viewer from the defeat of Dien Bien Phu to Algeria. The scenes in Algeria are less propagandistic than some portrayals, though I believe the French were a good deal more brutal than this movie shows.
Again, the best features really are the combat scenes, and the depiction of how Quinn's character molds a solid and versatile combat unit able to take on terrorists in the mountains and the city. My question when watching this movie was why didn't the French show this kind of courage and determination in 1940 against the Germans when it would have really mattered? The movie conveys a subtle anti-French message toward colonialism at the end which does not come across very clearly. Reviewers have tended to pan it because of this, but that's no reason not to give this film a chance.
Despite these minor quibbles this is still a unique film covering an exotic topic. With increased American involvement in Afghanistan and elsewhere there's a lot of added interest here. The movie conveys quite well the difficulties of dealing with insurgents. There's lots of good action without gore, some good acting, and even a romance or two. Not a bad deal considering this movie was out of print until the recent DVD re-issue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie
Published 5 days ago by Bartley Rejrat
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great movie thank you
Published 7 days ago by russ gaggens
4.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent movie. I regularly select this movie to watch ...
This is an excellent movie. I regularly select this movie to watch in my leisure time.
Published 19 days ago by Alexander Myers
1.0 out of 5 stars not good
just not good. Despite Anthony Quinn there is just nothing to hold your interest here. Coulda been good, shoulda been good, wasn't good. Bad script, questionable direction. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christopher
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost Command
ok movie, but have seen Anthony Quinn in much better movies. If you more information, I don't have it at this time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary B.
5.0 out of 5 stars French are fried
A very well made movie, with Anthony Quinn. It starts in Vietnam, at Dien Bien Phu, where the Viet Minh defeated the French. Read more
Published 5 months ago by James M. Russell
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost Command
A very poor picture on a very serious struggle, that led to the lost of life of nearly 1,000,000 Algerians. Too much Hollywood.
Published 5 months ago by Louis M. Simms
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Movie
Great movie version of the classic book The Centurions. Well done and thought provoking look at the war in Algeria and the men who fought.
Published 5 months ago by Ken Teel
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost command
This was a pretty good movie and worth watching because of Alain Delon, and if you a fan, then you will enjoy it.
Published 5 months ago by sonia
4.0 out of 5 stars A guilty pleasure
A relatively unknown war, based on the book The Centurions, well done, some of the acting is over the top, but still a very good brain candy movie. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Murph
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